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Akassa Community Partnership for the Development of Education

Akassa Community Partnership for the Development of Education

Summary: The Akassa Community Partnership for the Development of Education was developed in response to the poor standard of education available to local children. It implements micro projects to improve the standard of education in the community. The partnership includes the community development unions of 19 communities in the Akassa Kingdom. --- Akassa Community Partnership for Educational Development is a subset of Akassa Kingdom's chain of community partnership projects. Akassa is a remote coastal Ijaw community in Bayelsa State which is located in the outer Niger Delta of Nigeria. The clan has a population of 30,000 spread across 19 villages and is characterized by low public schooling provision. Each of the 19 communities in Aka...

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Akassa Community Partnership for the Development of Education

The Akassa Community Partnership for the Development of Education was developed in response to the poor standard of education available to local children. It implements micro projects to improve th...

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  • Description of Scale and Reach

    Between 2003 and 2007, the micro education projects have produced four community nursery and primary schools, each with varying numbers of classrooms, administrative blocks, and toilets. Five other public primary schools, including administrative blocks and assembly halls were renovated between 2002 and 2008 in Ogbokiri, Apparanbie, Buoam, Okumbiribeleu, and Opu-Okumbiri communities in Akassa. Today, about 540 pupils attend these schools. Over 1,800 pupils have been educated in the five renovated public primary schools, while annually, over 480 students benefit from various levels of support at the secondary level.

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    Nigeria